Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Wall Street crisis drags down John McCain

One major benefit of the recent economic calamity on Wall Street is the impact it's having on the U.S. election race. Polls now show Barack Obama reclaiming his lead in opinion polls over John McCain.

For those who didn't read it in the Globe & Mail today, John Ibbitson's column is required reading, emphasizing how McCain helped create this crisis.

McCain's strange statement today urging a delay in Friday's scheduled debate with Obama is yet another example of McCain's bizarre instincts under pressure. At a time of great economic uncertainty, shouldn't Americans be able to hear MORE from their presidential candidates on how they'd manage it? Not according to McCain, evidently.

Obama's response, as always, was flawless: "It's my belief that this is exactly the time when the American people need to hear from the person will be the next president...It is going to be part of the president's job to deal with more than one thing at once. It's more important than ever to present ourselves to the American people."

If only Stephane Dion were as eloquent...

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